Digital Health Conference

Theme: Digital Health Maturity: Fulfilling the Potential Towards Better Patient Care

29 May 2019

08:55 - 09:00

Opening remarks


09:00 - 09:30

Digital health collaboration: Changing the way the department of health manages information

Martin Weiss

09:30 - 10:00

e-Patients role in a sustainable digital health system

Vanessa Carter

10:00 - 10:30

E-health tools for hospital equipment management: From guidelines to reality

Prof Marc Nyssen

10:30 - 11:15

Networking Coffee Break & Visit Exhibition


11:15 - 11:30

Rwanda Health Project

Zuberi Muvunyi

11:30 - 12:00

The change from conventional theatre design to fully digital

Ivan van Rensburg

12:00 - 12:30

Digital health: the past, present and future

Dr Jill Fortuin Abrahams

12:30 - 14:30

Networking lunch break


14:30 - 15:00

Using design thinking and community engagement to create improved human-centred health solutions

Dr Nailah Conrad

15:00 - 15:30

Health innovation through design thinking

Dr Tinashe Mutsvangwa

15:30 - 16:00

Understanding the gap in implementing digital health

Dr Sanjana Bhardwaj


16:00 - 16:30

Beyond chat. Towards impact.

Pippa Yeats

16:30 - 17:00

Panel Discussion


Close of conference


  • Ivan van Rensburg, Operations and Development, Ican Automation, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Dr Jill Fortuin Abrahams, Senior Lecturer, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Dr Marc Nyssen, Secretary General, International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering, Brussels, Belgium
  • Martin Weiss, Senior Technical Program Manager, Jembi Health Systems, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Dr Nailah Conrad, Health Innovation, Division of Biomedical Engineering, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Dr Sanjana Bhardwaj, Chief of Health, UNICEF Nigeria, Abuja, Nigeria   
  • Dr Tinashe Mutsvangwa, Senior Lecturer, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Vanessa Carter, Stanford MedX e-Patient Scholar, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Zuberi Muvunyi, Director General, Clinical and Public Health Services, Ministry of Health, Kigali, Rwanda